Application form

Application form

Application form

Application Procedure

Note: due to the global outbreak of the coronavirus (COVID-19), we, unfortunately, have to inform you that the 2021 edition of the Columbia Summer Program is cancelled. Application for the 2022 edition is not open yet.

You can apply for the 2020 Leiden session by filling out the online application form (below) and submit all additional documents before the 14th of May 2020 ("early birds" before February 1, 2020). Please make sure to include all 'additional documents' in your final application, incomplete applications cannot be taken into consideration.

Complete applications will be reviewed upon receipt. If you meet our admissions requirements, you will be considered for the programme until the admission capacity has been reached. You will be notified of the outcome of your application within two weeks following the receipt of your completed application. After admission you will receive a Statement of Acceptence and, in order to secure your application, we kindly ask admittees to make a down payment of €500 within four weeks from admission. If a down payment is not received before then, admittees will be placed on te reserve list.


You can add/include all the additional documents that are required for your application in an email to Please do not forget to enter 'application documents' and your full name in the subject line.

Additional documents:

  • Certified and translated copy of university transcript of grades (preferably in English)
  • Certified and translated copy of university diploma. If you have not yet graduated or if you have not received your diploma, an authenticated academic transcript of your grades will suffice (preferably in English)
  • Motivation letter for the Summer Program
  • Letter of recommendation from an employer or lecturer (in English)
  • Copy of passport/identity card
  • Recent photo (also used in practical guide)
  • An up-to-date resume (curriculum vitae).

Optional documents (if chosen to apply):

  • Motivation letter scholarship; a separate letter is required for each scholarship mentioned on the website

If you don't have a digital version of any of the additional documents please send them by post to:

Columbia Summer Program
Leiden University-Leiden Law School
Attn. Columbia Summer Program
Steenschuur 25, room C0.03
2311 ES Leiden
The Netherlands

Check: while uploading your documents please make sure to hit the 'start upload' button.

Personal information

Please fill out the form below. The fields marked with an asterisk (*) are required fields. This form must be completed in English!

Personal information
Address information
Contact information
Upload documents and photograph

Please upload the documents specified above. Don't forget to include a recent photo of yourself for the Who is Who Guide (you can op out below, if you wish to do so).

Allowed file types: txt pdf doc docx xls xlsx odt ods jpg jpeg.

You can add files by clicking the 'add files' link and select your files in the browse dialog box (use CTRL to select multiple files). You can also drag and drop the files directly from your desktop onto the document upload field. To remove selected files, click the red icon right next to the file name.

Once all files have been selected, you can upload the files by clicking 'start upload'. Note that selected files will automatically be uploaded when you submit the form.


The information you enter in this form will only be used to process your application. By clicking on the 'send' button, you agree to our privacy terms.